Monday, December 28, 2009

More Freebies!

Here are some more free handouts you can pick up in the store...

And stay tuned for more coming; Using Conjure Oils... Mojo Bags... Candle Dressing... and more!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thank You Saint Expedite

Thank you St. Expedite for answering our petition. The store is doing great thanks to you. You are our favorite Saint because you always come through for us (and also because of your sexy calves, wont lie).

Thursday, December 17, 2009

More spells!

Here are even more spells for your fun and enjoyment!

You can download and print these for your own use, or just come on by the store anytime to pick up a free copy. Happy Magick!


Free Spells!

We've been working on some informative hand outs for customers to help them with some of the magical basics that we get asked about all the time. We'll be adding more to this list shortly, but here are a few to get you started. You can always check back to see when more are posted, or drop by the store and pick up a free copy.

Look for a Money Drawing spell, and a Love Attraction spell soon!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

New Candles and Oils!

We have new 7 day candles and hoodoo condition oils, crafted by our very own Chas! Come and check out our ever growing selection: Uncrossing, Van Van, Fast Luck, Fireworks of Love, Filthy Rich Money Draw, and Watchful Eye of Protection.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Even more Calendars!

And today the much coveted Jim Maynard 2010 astrological calendars have finally arrived...

One thing that makes these calendars so great is not only are they the most accurate and detailed astrological calendars around, but they are also printed in Pacific time, making the reading of the astrological influences a breeze for us West Coasters.

We have a selection of each of the styles: The Celestial Influences Wall Calendar... the Celestial Guide (spiral-bound desk calendar), the Astrologer's Datebook (a smaller perfect-bound booklet size calendar), and the ever popular Pocket Astrologer are all here! Let there be much rejoicing!

But hurry! People have been coming in daily to ask for these so they are sure to fly out of here... we already have been selling a bunch of them since they came in this afternoon, and so I have more on order but there's no guarantee that I'll be able to get more after that. Come on down to The Mystic Dream and see what's in the stars for you this coming year!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

2010 Calendars!

The calendars have finally begun arriving! Today we received the Llewellyn Witches and Astrological calendars... wall calendars... desk calendars... almanacs... we have a good selection just in time for the beginning of the secular year! And stay tuned for the Jim Maynard astrological calendars which should be arriving any time this week!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Rainy Evening At The Mystic Dream

The rain reached Walnut Creek late today. It was a refreshing change. Here at the shop we upped the heat a notch, put out some coffee to share, and switched the music to our Blues selection. Decided it was a great time to craft some oils, mixing 'Watchful Eye of Protection' and an 'Uncrossing' before I realized that the hours had somehow blown by. Listened to Kola read from Eckhart Tolle between her readings, which made it sound so much more deep than what I had previously read on my own.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Special Thanks!

Thanks to Lia for leading tonight's Reiki Share, and as always for remembering to include the prayer papers from the store's Healing Altar (given the flu that's been going around I know the requests were many).


This morning I find myself drawn to the beautiful pieces of Celestite we recently brought in. Celestite is noted to be a healing stone, and I am in the process of shaking an aweful cough, so that may be part of the present allure. Yet they are such lovely stones that I cannot see how anyone would not be drawn to them. A soft blue color, just gazing at one acts as a lozenge to sooth your frenzied holiday season mood. Beyond that, I spent some time researching the stone, and found that crystal intuitives attribute many benefits to it. It is said to inspire creativity; to bring about peace; to stimulate clairvoyance; and to aid in one's enlightenment.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Latest Shipment

We got in a large shipment of oracle card decks today in time for the holidays. We finally got a second batch of Colette Baron-Reid's 'The Wisdom of Avalon' deck in, which is beautiful and has been a great seller. Looks like I will have to wait a few more days until I recieve her newest deck, 'Wisdom of the Hidden Realms,' which there are already special orders for.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Crystals

We have just begun putting our new crystal inventory onto the sales floor. Stop by and see what is new this season.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Anniversary Success

We would like to thank everyone for making November 2009 such a celebration and a success. Many of you congradulated the store on its 20th anniversary, and took advantage of our 20% off sale for the entire month. Our prosperity candle is buring bright because of our faithful customers, and we are excited about next year's 21st anniversary.

Monday, November 30, 2009

December Hours

To make Holiday shopping more convienent we are extending our hours throughout the month of December, keeping our doors open until 9pm each night.

December at The Mystic Dream

Winter is upon us! Colored lights! Egg nog! Snow! (Well... maybe not that last one...) And to celebrate the season we are offering some very special events and discounts to make your holiday season a happy one.

For the month of December we are celebrating the healing power of angels. Divination cards, wall plaques, statues, charms... How will the angels manifest in your life this season?

And don't miss our special holiday deals for the month of December! We will be changing our sales offerings daily, so come in and see what's new!

New is a common theme for us this season... once again we have worked our magic and revamped some key areas of our store; with a new layout we have increased our ability to display products and offer services so as to better serve you. Come in and relax in our new seating area... read a book... have a conversation, or just chill out as you wait for a reading or massage.

We also would like to welcome Devin Hunter, our new store manager. Although Storm and Chas have increased their hours and will be present at the store more often, we are especially blessed to have Mr. Hunter's expertise at the helm.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Special Readings with T. Thorn Coyle!

Soul Readings
with T. Thorn Coyle

Sunday, Sept. 27
1:30pm - 5:30 pm

Using clairaudience, deep listening, intuition and her Guides, with help from runes or cards if needed, Thorn will tailor the reading according to your energy flow. 20 minutes for $40 and $10 for every 10 minutes following. These must be scheduled in advance. Please specify what length of reading you would like.

T. Thorn Coyle is an internationally respected teacher and spiritual director. A spiritual seeker her whole life, she has studied the craft of magic for more than twenty-five years. She is head of Morningstar Mystery School and Solar Cross Temple and is the author of Kissing the Limitless and Evolutionary Witchcraft.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Thursday Night Hours Change

We would like to announce that as of Oct. 1st we will be decreasing our Thursday hours and so will begin closing at 7pm. We're sorry if this causes anyone any inconvenience. Remember though that we are open until 9pm every Friday and Saturday!

Thank you for your continued support of The Mystic Dream!

~Storm & Chas

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Mystic Dream Experience, recap

Well, our Mystic Dream Experience event this past Sunday was a huge success... we were so happy to see so many old and new faces. We all enjoyed hanging out, eating delicious foods (chocolate covered strawberries... yum!) and listening to lectures on various spiritual practices as well as all the mini readings being offered.

As promised, here are the winners from the free raffle:

$30 Gift Card: Marie from Walnut Creek.
15 Minute Tarot Reading w/Leila Jo: Athena of Richmond
15 Minute Tarot Reading w/ Leila Jo: Nancy, of Lafayette
15-20 minute Rune reading with Stefn Thorsman: Juan of San Pablo
1 1/2 hour Astrology Reading with Paul Bogle: David of Walnut Creek
30 minute Tarot Reading with Kola Soljet: Randi
1 hour Tarot reading with Paul Bogle: Karen

Thank you to everyone who came and participated in the event! Stay tuned for more events in the future!

~Storm & Chas
Owners, The Mystic Dream

Monday, May 18, 2009

Spell: Attracting Faeries to Your Garden

We've been quite remiss in our intended weekly postings, so in order to help correct that may we present the following spell:

Attracting Faeries to Your Garden

It is sometimes said that the faery spirits still dwell beneath the hills and mounds; in wild places untouched by human hand. It is thought that while they once lived in concert with humankind, they have long ago receded into the mists, passing beyond the veil that separates our world of what is seen, and into the land of dreams and myths. But they are here, with us even now; living just beyond the periphery of our normal sight, waiting for us to learn how to live in harmony with the land.

Toward that end we can begin a simple practice so that we can open our awareness so that we may learn how to perceive and attract the fey into our own “wild spaces”, whether that be in a forest, on a ranch, or even in our own suburban backyard!

Items needed:
A space outdoors where you won’t be disturbed
A small sage bundle
A small cup or glass of fresh water
A few brightly colored crystals or stones (rose quartz, amethyst, lapis, and the like work great)
Some brightly colored ribbon of a natural fiber
some living flowers (not cut! These will be planted.)
A small shovel
Some small windchimes
A stick or cone of sweet incense
A small bowl of whole milk
A small portion of honey

Go to your chosen outdoor place where you wish to draw the faeries. Light the sage bundle and purify yourself by “washing” your aura with the smoke. You may wish to likewise smudge the general area and all of your ritual items.

Create a little altar for the faerie folk by arranging the colored stones in a circle and hanging the chimes nearby. Tie the ribbons so that they stream from the top of the chime or on a nearby plant or structure so that they flow in the breeze. Dig a small hole in the middle of your stone circle and place both hands over the hole and make a prayer:

“Spirits of the land;
Shining Ones,
You who dwell beneath the surface
I make this offering that we may live in harmony.”

Take up the flowers and inhale their scent. Plant the flowers as an offering to the faeries and as a sign that you respect the powers of natural life. Take hold of the glass of water and place your hands over it while you make your prayer for renewal of the land. Water the flowers with this blessed water.

Light the incense and offer some of the milk and honey to the local faerie spirits. Sit in meditative silence for several minutes and ask for the faeries to come. Make a pledge to visit the faerie shrine regularly to refresh the offerings.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Love Mojo

A Mojo Bag To Attract Love

A Small, Red, Drawstring Bag
Pinch of Cinnamon
Pinch of Damiana
Dried Rose Petals
Small Lodestone
Name Paper*
Red and Black Pens
A Personal Concern**
Cologne (Hoyts or Strong Love)
Incense (Love Drawing)

The following was presented by Chas Bogan at The Mystic Dream on March 5th and 7th as part of ongoing classes on magic called The Mystic Cauldron. Visit our ‘Events’ page to learn about future classes.

To begin, you will need to write out a name paper*. For the paper itself you should use something clear of markings; this could include high-end parchment or parchment paper, or simply a square torn from a grocery bag. A piece about 5 by 5 inches works well, as it can be folded small enough to fit well inside the bag. Begin writing on the paper with a word describing that which you wish to attract. Since this is a love spell, you may write the name of a specific person you wish to attract, or if you have no one specific in mind but simply wish to draw a lover to you then focus on a specific attribute you desire, such as with a word like ‘masculine’ or ‘rich.’ You will write this word three times, one under the other in the center of the paper, preferably in red ink. Now, turn the paper clockwise 90 degrees, and with a black pen write your own name thrice in a row so that it crosses the words written in red. In this manner you are symbolically taking control of that which is beneath your name in the lighter ink. Next, you will encircle all this. Writing in cursive with your black pen, without lifting the pen, write the word ‘love’ again and again until your word completes a circle in which your desire and your name are contained. Now, you will fold your paper. It is important, because we are doing magic to draw love to us, that we fold the paper towards us each time and not away from us. You will fold your paper three times before placing it in your mojo bag.

Open your red bag and place in it a pinch of cinnamon, damiana and some dried rose petals. Next, choose a small lodestone (remember that this is an object you will want to carry on your person without it being too bulky). The last object to go into the bag is your personal concern**, which can be a fingernail clipping and bit of your hair. With your mojo bag full now, tie the end. You will need to wrap the strings around the neck of the bag and tie it several times to seal it tight. Keeping with tradition, an odd number of knots are best.

Next you will perfume your bag, touching it to the mouth of your cologne bottle five times like the arrangement of dots on a die. Lastly you will light some incense, a love-drawing variety being preferred. Hold your bag near the smoke, then blow the smoke onto it, imagining that your exhale is passing into your bag the breath of life. Now is an ideal time to name your bag. This can be as simple as ‘Love Mojo’ or ‘Little Cupid,’ something that feels right to you. Announce to your bag its name, and you are done. Carry this bag with you, and allegedly love will be drawn your way.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

March Update

Try as we might to keep this blog updated it has been difficult, however, our new schedual dedicates an hour each day towards the purpose of keeping this blog current, along with our sites on Facebook and MySpace. Thanks for bearing with us.

So march... its all about Mojo Bags this month. Every Thursday at 5 and Saturday at 4 we have an hour long class teaching you how to craft a mojo bags, for love, luck, money or protection. Each class costs $15 dollars to cover materials for a bag of your own to take home.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Love Spell

A Love Spell
Items Needed:

A red “Knob” candle

A small piece of rose quartz

a red pouch or bag

Some rose petals

A love-drawing oil

A piece of parchment paper

A small saucer

This spell is to be performed for seven consecutive nights during a waxing moon.

Prepare a petition paper by writing your name three times in the center on the parchment.

Around this in a circle, write out a short sentence describing what you wish to draw toward you (“A kind and loving man”, “a beautiful and caring woman”, etc.) As you do this, make sure that your pen never lifts from the paper until the circle is complete. Do not cross your T’s or dot your I’s until you are finished. If you make a mistake, tear up the paper and begin again.

Next, draw hearts or other symbols that convey the idea of love to you. Place them in the four corners of the paper, and draw arrows from them pointing to the writing in the center with your name. If you work with other symbols of power then feel free to include them as well. Anoint the four corners and the center of the paper with your love-drawing oil. Sprinkle some of the rose petals on the paper and then fold the paper in half toward you. Turn it 90 degrees clockwise and fold again. Repeat this process, always folding toward you, until you cannot fold it any more. Place it in the very center of your altar and place the saucer upside down on top of it.

Dress your candle with the love-drawing oil and make a heart-felt prayer for love to enter into your life. Conjure up feelings of being in love. Imagine your prayer as already being answered and feel how wonderful it is to have love in your life. Place it on top of the saucer and place the rose quartz in front of it.

Make a ring of rose petals on your altar so as to encircle everything within it. Light the candle and allow one knob to burn down and then snuff the flame (do NOT blow it out!)

The next night, light the candle again and allow another knob to burn down before snuffing. Continue this for each of the seven nights until the candle burns completely down. Gather up the rose quartz, the petition paper, and the rose petals, and place them in the red bag. Carry this with you and do not let it be seen by anyone else. When your love manifests in your life, take this bag to a crossroads and bury it. It is done.

Back from Pantheacon

We are returning to the store after a great weekend at the convention. So many great folk were met and we look forward to seeing many of you visit our shop in the following days.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Candle Divination Tips

Throughout February we are exploring various techniques of candle magic. Today we are posting a bit about candle divination, listed below are associations related to the flame of your candle.

Strong flame: A tall, full flame is a positive sign, expressing the vitality of the magic working in your favor.

Weak Flame: Your work may lack passion, or else forces such as luck or an adversary may be opposing you. If the flame remains weak for the full duration of the spell it may indicate that the condition you wish to achieve will come to pass only with much effort on your part.

Erratic Flame: When a flame repeatedly alternates between burning tall and low it may indicate conflict. Perhaps you are actually uncertain that the target of your spell is what is best, or else another person may be working against your will.

Active Flame: A flame will jump or flicker when seeking your attention. The difference between an active and erratic flame is that the former is strong. Meditate on your intentions, and address any spirits you have asked to aid your spell to see if they are speaking to you.

Dead Flame: Magic is not working for you. The forces at variance to your will may be stronger than the energy released from your spell. Evaluate your goal, and perhaps try a different approach or spell.

Sparking flame: This may be another way for the spirits to get your attention, or the spark may represent barriers that are being blown up by your magic. Typically a positive sign.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Purification Candle Spell

Each week in February features a new spell built around candle magic. Come by and pick up a free handout about this week's Purification Spell.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Free Candle Dressings

Our candle dressing station features a variety of condition oils, as well as glitter and name papers for you to dress your candle with, and now through February it is free, a value of $3 for each candle. Our staff is here to assist you with any questions concerning how you might enhance your candle magic.

February is Candle Month

February is all about candles and the magic we make with them. Each month this year has a unique theme, which we celebrate with new products, spells, rituals, classes and, as always, education offered by our adept staff. Stop by our store and stay tuned to our blog in order to bring some of the magic we are igniting into your own life. The fire was lit tonight by our own Storm Faerywolf, whose well attended candle class has set our intention for a miraculous month.

Purification Rite

Items needed:

2 white candles

Uncrossing (or Van Van) oil

Uncrossing Bath salts

A glass of cool, fresh water

Begin by dressing the two candles with the oil. Pray over them and ask that you be purified in body, mind, and spirit. Place them outside your bathtub about 2-3 feet apart in such a way so as to create a “gateway” through which you may walk as you enter and exit the tub.

Draw a warm bath and add the Uncrossing bath salts (or, alternatively Uncrossing or Van Van oil added to a cup of whole milk). Pray over the water and ask to be cleansed.

Light the candles and ask that they transform any negativity within and around you into pure, divine light. Enter the bath and bathe in complete, reverent silence for at least several minutes.
Hold the glass of water in front of you so as to catch some of the candlelight within it. Once more, make a prayer and ask that all of your impurities be transformed into divine light. Breathe three breaths out upon the surface of the water, imagining it now shining with the power of your prayer. Drink it down and know that you are taking this transformation deep within you.

Drain the tub and capture a small portion of the bathwater in your glass. Step out and through the gateway of the candles feeling that you are leaving all your troubles behind you. Take the water you have captured outside and throw it against a large, strong tree. It is done.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Halina's Latest Projects

The Mystic Dream's own Halina Z. is teaching her crystal class tonight titled 'Crystals & Storytelling.' Tonight from 6:30 to 8:30, don't miss it.

"Crystals contain records of the past and can be programmed/used to store your traditions and that which you hold sacred. Halina will share how crystals can help you and your family unite over a ritual that can be handed down through your children, partner or friends. This class is a modern take on Native American storytelling."

Also, we have new stock of Halina's unique jewelry now in the store. Come by and see it, and check out her new website

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Come on by today and wish Logan a 'Happy Birthday.' He will be working until 5. Also check out today's readers, Stefn will be casting runes, and Karuna will be reading tarot and casting shells.